Under this headline, Doctor Schiller says,
"Though it may be dismissed as irrelevant, the method of payment is critical. It affects almost everything else in some way: the patient-physician relationship, the type and quality of service, the availability and promptness of service, the conditions for delivery of service, the documentation, the morale of medical professionals and the cost."
"Almost all the complexities that have ensnarled medical offices during the past 50 years and distracted physicians from attending patients and expanding their medical knowledge are the consequence of third-party payment. Physicians are forced to game the system and bill $200 if they have any hope of getting reimbursed $43. "
"Without the third party there is no need for coding, claims forms, authorizations, eligibility checks, documentation of medical necessity, postpayment audits, payment delays for "re-pricing," compliance plans, or expensive consultants."
Here Dr, Schiller explains how physicians can opt out of Medicare without leaving their patients behind by adopting a concierge practice model to provide higher level of access to a smaller number of patients. The DPMA sponsors national teleconferences featuring physicians who have set up concierge practices and offering services to help build a web design to attract and keep patients. The DPMA will also offer a telemeeting “Doctors in the Drivers Seat – Physicians Regaining a Rightful Voice in Medicine, ‘ featuring Marc Siegel MD, a New York City internist and Fox News Contributor.